Crystal Castles

The original version of Crystal Castles has previously been published in All of Me Vol. VI, courtesy of Shadow Spark Publishing.

Listen to Crystal Castles by Richard Charles Stevens

Listen to Take Flight by Lindsey Stirling


Believe in me
Believe in you
Believe that we can see this through
Believe that we can paint the skies
With every colour, shade and hue
Believe in me
Appreciably
And by the tides of ceaseless sea
I may make a believer out of you

See me through
I’m crystalline
And such need not be trivialized
For precious few reflect as I
And yet, I’m glanced through distal eyes
The brittle ice about my heart
Is liquefied
As I embark on visualizing through my art
Each part of my design
Using brush strokes broad and fine
I decorate each canvas
With exactness and abstraction
From the frame that reins inaction
Like a bird
I seek migration
Unforeseen of altercation
To a place where faith is stationed
In the wake of great expansion
Hands-on as I stoke the flame
Which blazes in us all
In the hope
That one lost soul
May heed begotten call
To soften fall
And steep the rise
Of undistracted eagle flight
Soaring
Scoring skies to prize
Each captive freed of equal height

Believe in me
Believe in you
See us through
We’re crystalline
In every colour, shade and hue
We’re fluid whence we liquefy
Should we be viewed through distal eyes
Then we can lead them true
And famed be the believers we renew

Every day that passes
Sees me deepen as an artist
In my keep I hold the souls of old
And each extolled as masterpiece
Sweeping bold through arteries
The essence of the brave
And I am merely vessel keen to bleed them from my veins
Breaking chains to wake to life
My vital signs then stabilize
Heartbeat nowise plagiarized
Starfleet in dilated eyes
Should pain exceed the gain
Then ever heedful I remain
Yet, see no reason to abstain
From reprising most primeval of refrains

Believe in me
Believe in you
Believe that we can see this through
Believe that we can paint the skies
With every colour, shade and hue
Believe in me
Appreciably
And by the tides of ceaseless sea
I may make a believer out of you
Should we believe together
Through the never and between
In crystalline
Then we can see this through
And famed be the believers we renew

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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2 Comments

  1. This flows like a beautiful song, how wonderful!! Love your positive vibes and encouragement for all. You certainly do possess the souls of old and remember that fusion photo when we were all at The George Inn? Uncannily accurate!

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